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CNN
May 13, 2012 10:00am PDT
shared by many in the united states as well. let's get started. >>> it's been a big week in europe, and i have some distinguished experts to make sense of it all. peter mandleson is in london. he has not only held top cabinet positions under the labor governments of tony blair and gordon brown. he has also served as a member of the european commission. joseph joffrey joins us from hamburg. he is the editor of "the german weekly." elaine also joins us. she happens to be in new york, but she is the paris correspondent for the "new york times", a beat she has covered for more than a decade. and david frum rounds things out from d.c. he is a regular on the show and a former speechwriter for george w. bush. welcome all. elaine, let me start with you. you know francois hollande. you have interviewed him. is he a radical? is he a moderate? how does he strike you? >> francois hollande is mr. normal. he got elected president of france because he promised to be a normal candidate and a normal president. when i was traveling with him in 2007, he was so normal that not -- neither the conductor
CNN
May 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we'll begin today's show in europe. voters in france and greece made their anti-austerity feelings known last weekend and stock markets plunged. we'll have a panel on the big picture and what it means for politics in the west. then robert zellik will step down as head of the world bank. his exit interview here on gps. next we go to israel which has anoinlted a king. what in the world does it mean? and, finally, the curious case of the guy who has come to be known as american french fry brother. a cultural lost in translation all the way from china. you won't want to miss it. first, here's my take. everyone is looking at europe these days as economic and political protests mount across the continent. the downward spiral in europe has produced a great debate over the virtues of austerity. the idea that government with large budget deficits must reduce these deficits mainly by cutting spending. if they don't get their spending in order, they won't be able to borrow money and wil
CNN
May 20, 2012 10:00am EDT
share will easily exceed the country's total annual federal tax revenues. imagine the united states being willing to guarantee more than $2 trillion in a fund to bail out, say, mexico. the german government has also relaxed its once rigid opposition to a more aggressive monetary policy and now it has signalled that it is even open to some stimulus plans for greece. german leaders have said again and again that they are willing to bail out weak euro zone countries, but they have asked for reform as a condition of that aid. the real path to growth for countries like greece and italy is less austerity, to be sure, but more reform. reporm that opens up their labor markets, breaks protections, and liberalizes sectors of their economies. these are politically hard to do, and certainly greece has done very little of it. the world bank rates greece and italy as the worst two high income countries in which to do business. other rankings place them even lower in terms of economic competitiveness. german chancellor angela merkel is opposed to some sweeping solution to the euro crisis like euro bonds
CNN
May 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
our viewers here in the united states. >>> this is "gps, the global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a great show for you today. we will start with the economy. >>> america's economy is looking somewhat better. europe's is looking a lot worse. request the euro bring the dollar down with it? >>> then a defense of the 1% and comes from one of mitt romney's former partners who defends the equality. >>> next up, the great historian robert carole on the president he has spent almost 40 years studying and writing about. why lyndon baines johnson could get things done in washington and the lessons for today. >>> and is china changing from a company into a country? i'll explain. >>> first, here's my take. whatever you thought of president obama's speech on afghanistan this week, it is now increasingly clear that the united states is winding down its massive military commitments to the two wars of the last decade. we are out of iraq and we will soon largely be out of afghanistan. osama bin laden is dead, al qaeda is a
CNN
May 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
that the united states is winding down its massive military commitments to the two wars of the last decade. we are out of iraq and we will soon largely be out of afghanistan. threats remain, but they are being handled using special forces and intelligence. finally, after a decade we seem to be right sizing the threat from terrorist groups. or are we? we leave the battlefields of the greater middle east, and we are firmly committed to the war on terror at home. what do i mean by that? well, look at the expansion of federal bureaucracies to tackle this war. since september 11th, 2001, the u.s. government has created or reconfigured at least 263 organizations to tackle some aspect of the war on terror. 33 new building complexes have been built for the intelligence bureaucracies alone, occupation 17 million square feet. the equivalent of 22 u.s. capitals or three pentagons. the largest bureaucracy after the pentagon and the department of veterans affairs is now the department of homeland security, which has a work force of 230,000 people. the rise of this national security state has ent
CNN
May 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
the united states. >>> this is "gps, the global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a very important show today dealing with the biggest problems facing the world. as europe is crumbling, the man who is seen as its potential savior is italy's new prime minister mario monti, super mario. i have an exclusive interview with him. monty has been trying to reform italy, reassure markets, and keep the jrmans happy. if he succeeds, ae charts a path out of the crisis for other countries. then iran. it's in dire economic straits for a very different reason. we have another exclusive. if one with iran's finance minister about just how crippling u.s.-led sanctions have been for his nation. next up, a conversation with paul, the biggest question in the world today is whether to spend or whether to cut. krugman is the leading voice saying stimulate. i'll ask him to defend his views. all that plus superstitions in the race for space. but, first, here's my take. everyone is worried that greece might default on its national deb
CNN
May 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
economic experts say, look, the right solution for the united states right now is obvious, which is you need some stimulus now, particularly given the very low interest rates, the very high levels of unemployment in the construction sector, the government should spend some money repairing and rebuilding the infrastructure, but that would only be viable and particularly something the markets would celebrate. if it was tied to a long-term deficit reduction plan, like simpson-bowles. do you buy that basic idea that if your plan were adopted as a ten-year plan, it actually gives the u.s. government some leeway to make necessary investments now. >> i truly believe that the only thing standing between the u.s. and sustainable growth is having a sensible, responsible long-term fiscal plan. i believe if the world believed that we were going to put our fiscal house in order, that you would see substantial economic growth in the future. but, again, i go back to what's happening at the end of this year. we have $7 trillion worth of economic events that are going to hit the fan in december, and if
CNN
May 20, 2012 1:00pm EDT
traveled to the united states for the g-8 meeting at camp david and the nato meeting in chicago, and he joins me now in washington. >> welcome. >> pleasure to be here. >> let me ask you, prime minister, first we'll talk about italy, but first i got to talk to you about greece. there is, in a sense, a bank run taking place. greece is going to be unable to finance itself unless there is some kind of massive help from europe. can greece stay in the euro? >> i think greeks want to stay in the euro. not all greeks are ready to do whatever is necessary to stay in the euro. but i think as we approach the 17th of june election date, the feeling in greece that it's crucial for their country, i believe also for europe, but certainly for their country. it's crucial to stay in the euro with focused minds and political programs on putting together a collective willingness to do so. certainly, europe cannot, of course, abandon or even substantially undermine and reduce the commitments it asked of greece in order to help it. i think an equalibrium will be found. but whatever is achieved on greece i
CNN
May 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. this week we'll tackle america's struggles both economic and political and how they affect the world. we'll start with simpson and boolles. that's alan simpson and erston bolles. they did figure it out. the recommendations, however, were never implemented. can they be revived? later in the show the presidential race. how much will same-sex marriage, private equity, and contraception have to do who is elected in november, or is it all about the economy? i've got a great panel. the "wall street journal"'s peggy noonan, ross of the "new york times", and more. also, moving a capital. to increase your political capital. should russia build a new kremlin 4,000 miles to the east? i'll explain. first, here's my take. there's much speculation these days about the power struggles in china in the wake of the ouster of the powerful party boss. china's political system will surely be tested, but in the short run its leaders may have dodged a bullet. he was a charismatic leader who used pop lichl, money, and power to build a political base.
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